“Nightmare Number Three,” Stephen Vincent Benet, 1935 (poem)

“Nightmare Number Three,” Stephen Vincent Benet, 1935 – (poem) The machines of everyday life have taken over, refusing to carry out the banal bidding of their pygmy masters and reducing humans to a desperate position.  Perhaps we can “make a deal with the horses,” or wait for their energy to run out, and return them to slavery.

Comments: Read in The Metal Smile.

Author: Wikipedia: “Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist.” Poets.org biography.

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